coral
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒɹəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɔɹəl/
Noun

coral

  1. (uncountable) A hard substance made of the limestone skeletons of marine polyps.
  2. (countable) A colony of marine polyps.
  3. (countable) A somewhat yellowish pink colour, the colour of red coral.
     
  4. The ovaries of a cooked lobster; so called from their colour.
  5. (historical) A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: koralle
  • Portuguese: coral
  • Russian: кора́лловый
Adjective

coral (not comparable)

  1. Made of coral.
  2. Having the yellowish pink colour of coral.
Translations
  • French: corallien
  • Italian: corallino, corallina
  • Portuguese: coralino
  • Russian: кора́лловый
Translations
Coral
Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • 1990, Ed McBain, Vespers, Mandarin (1991), ISBN 0749305967, page 78:
      "Where are you from originally, Coral?" / "Indiana." / "Lots of Corals out there, I bet." / She hesitated, seemed about to flare, and then smiled instead, showing a little gap between two front teeth. "Well, it was Cora Lucille, I guess, " she said, still smiling, looking very much like a Cora Lucille in that moment.



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